One of Rio's trademarks is the manually applied Portuguese pavements in all sidewalks of the famous beaches. Their designs are urban tattoos that reflect the "carioca" culture and inspire stylists and fashionists in new creations.
The Rio line arose from the passion for the City, its charms, the special way of carioca to face life. Inspired by icons of the Carioca lifestyle and driven by the pride of living here was born this jewel and the partnership with the "I Love Rio I Care" movement, which receives part of the value of the sale of this line to contribute so that the city remains wonderful.
The winding lines that draw the banks of rivers and oceans - especially in Brazilian landscapes - have always been a source of great inspiration for Niemeyer.
"... What draws me is the curve free and sensual, the curve I find in the mountains of my country, in the winding course of its rivers, in the waves of the sea..."
The architect in his Poem of the Curve. The curvilinear borders are depicted in his work and in this ring takes shape by the simple contour of an extended curve.
It seems to draw a continuous line that walks along the seafront, on endless sand tracks.
"If the line is the shortest path between two points, the curve is the that makes concrete seek the infinite", Niemeyer told explain your preference for the fluid and sinuous lines.
They, the curves, inspired this bracelet where the turns form layers wavy, one on top of the other. The design explores a of the main elements of architecture: perspective.
The visual impression caused differs according to the angle by which one sees the jewel.
The beauties of the Marvelous City inspired the designer in creation of this piece. From the drawings of the famous sidewalks of Copacabana and Ipanema, bracelets, rings and earrings are born which have already won the most important magazines around the world. Other pieces bring the profile of Rio de Janeiro, with its icons such as Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer and the Copacabana Beach.
Copacabana ring and Calçadão bracelet
by Francesca Romana Diana
Gold or silver plated ring and enamel without gems and metal bracelet with photographic resin without gems
"Remember this art,
I believe in its qualities!
It turns up in every part,
for it is quite Portuguese.
I've wanted mostly to be outright,
to my heart, an open door!
I shape the black and white,
I'm a goldsmith of the floor."
Realization: Lenora Vasconcellos and Renata Lima.
Content: Amanda Cinelli and Lorena Vasconcellos.
Photos: Bruno Veiga.